Ali Hamsa

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Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dr.
Ali Hamsa
Ali Hamsa.jpg
13th Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia
Assumed office
June 24, 2012
Preceded by Mohd. Sidek Hassan
Personal details
Born (1955-08-29) August 29, 1955 (age 59)
Kluang, Johor, Malaysia
Alma mater University of Malaya (B. Econ.)
Oklahoma State University (PhD. Environmental Economics)
Profession Public servant
Religion Sunni Muslim
Website Official website

Tan Sri Dr. Ali Hamsa is the 13th Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia effective 24 June 2012.[1] He sworn in on 28 June 2012 before the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd. Najib Abdul Razak in Parliament.[2]


He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) from Universiti Malaya before furthering his studies to Oklahoma State University, the United States of America where he obtained Masters in Economics in 1986 followed by Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Economics in 1997.


Tan Sri Dr Ali joined the Administrative and Diplomatic Service (PTD) as an Assistant Director at the Ministry of Trade and Industry on 5 January 1981. In 1986, he was made Senior Project Manager, Economy and Public Policy Management (PUTERA) at the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) where he co-authored two books namely "Dasar-Dasar Utama Kerajaan" (1997) and "Malaysia Kita" (1998).

After a short stint at the Ministry of Transport in 1992, his relentless pursuit of knowledge led him to obtain his Ph.D. in 1997 and upon returning from the United States, he began serving at Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Prime Minister's Department. He consecutively held the positions of Director of Disbursement Division and Deputy Director-General of the National Transformation and Advancement Program.

On 22 April 2009, Tan Sri Dr Ali was appointed as Director-General of the Public Private Partnership Unit (UKAS), Prime Minister's Department, a central agency created to spearhead Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives namely privatization projects, Private Finance Initiatives (PFI), corridor developments and facilitation funds.

As the Chief Secretary to the Government, he is Chair of the Malaysian Integrity Institute (IIM), the co-Chair of the Special Taskforce to Facilitate Business (PEMUDAH) and Deputy Chairman of Johor Corporation (JCorp). Tan Sri Dr Ali is also member to the Board of Advisors of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Board Member of Bintulu Port Holding (BPHB), Penang Port Commission (PPC) and Bumiputera Agenda Coordinating Unit (TERAJU).


  1. ^ "Dr Ali Hamsa dilantik Ketua Setiausaha Negara". Sinar Harian (in Malay). 19 June 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Ahmad, Zuhrin Azam (19 June 2012). "Dr Ali Hamsa to be sworn in as Chief Secretary on Thursday". Malaysian Star. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 

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